Crude ambitions

When oil prices drop, the renewable energy sector usually braces for a rough ride. Rachel Parkes looks at how the industry is faring in today’s low oil price environment.

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Li-ion energy storage takes microgrids to the next level

Michael Lippert of Saft explains how microgrids that combine diesel generators, renewable energy resources and lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage can enhance security of supply while reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Can solar technology generate clean water for developing nations?

Watly’s new solar-powered technology aims to provide water, energy and internet connectivity to people living in poorer parts of the world. Marco Attisani discusses the application of the technology and how it works.

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Energy from waste: Valorising the biorefinery concept

Dr. Paul Hudman at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) discusses the rise of biorefineries in clean energy production.

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Comment: The Internet of Things: Enabling intelligent solar assets

Stefan Degener, Senior Director at First Solar Energy Services, considers how the Internet of Things has impacted the implementation of Operations & Maintenance services in the solar industry.

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Offshore wind farms: Why contingency planning is vital to keeping business continuity afloat

Ryan Henderson, Director of EDS Group, comments on the importance of having a robust contingency plan to ensure faults don’t threaten business continuity.

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